Eurographics 2008 - Short Papers
FMDistance: A Fast and Effective Distance Function for Motion Capture DataAuthor:
Kensuke Onuma, Christos Faloutsos, and Jessica K. HodginsAbstract:
Given several motion capture sequences, of similar (but not identical) length, what is a good distance function? We want to find similar sequences, to spot outliers, to create clusters, and to visualize the (large) set of motion capture sequences at our disposal. We propose a set of new features for motion capture sequences. We experiment with numerous variations (112 feature-sets in total, using variations of weights, logarithms, dimensionality reduction), and we show that the appropriate combination leads to near-perfect classification on a database of 226 actions with twelve different categories, and it enables visualization of the whole database as well as outlier detection.
Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): I.3.6 [Computer Graphics]: Graphics data structures and data types I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Physically based modeling H.2.8 [DatabaseManagement]: Datamining
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